Newcastle United’s predicted starting XI versus Norwich City - will Jamal Lewis & Federico Fernandez return?

Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis. Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis.
Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis. | Getty Images
Jordan Cronin predicts Newcastle United’s starting XI to face Norwich City in tonight’s Premier League relegation clash.

Eddie Howe will be forced into at least two changes for the visit of Norwich City in the Premier League tonight.

Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie are suspended following their fifth yellow cards of the season in the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

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Two players who are eyeing a recall are Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez, both of whom have been out in the cold this term.

Here, Jordan Cronin predicts the starting XI Howe will name against Dean Smith’s Norwich:

Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka

Made his first appearance of the campaign against Arsenal - and looked like he had never been away. Swiftly proved why he is Newcastle’s number one.  Made his first appearance of the campaign against Arsenal - and looked like he had never been away. Swiftly proved why he is Newcastle’s number one.
Made his first appearance of the campaign against Arsenal - and looked like he had never been away. Swiftly proved why he is Newcastle’s number one. | Getty Images

Right-back: Emil Krafth

Handed a surprise start the Emirates. Will he retain his place, or could Javier Manquillo be recalled? Handed a surprise start the Emirates. Will he retain his place, or could Javier Manquillo be recalled?
Handed a surprise start the Emirates. Will he retain his place, or could Javier Manquillo be recalled? | Getty Images

Centre-back: Fabian Schar

Newcastle’s best defender on the ball. Looked better at Arsenal after a rusty outing against Brentford, seven days prior.  Newcastle’s best defender on the ball. Looked better at Arsenal after a rusty outing against Brentford, seven days prior.
Newcastle’s best defender on the ball. Looked better at Arsenal after a rusty outing against Brentford, seven days prior. | Getty Images

Centre-back: Ciaran Clark

Left-back: Jamal Lewis

Central midfield: Jonjo Shelvey

Central midfield: Joe Willock

Right-wing: Ryan Fraser

Left-wing: Allan Saint-Maximin

Second striker: Joelinton

Striker: Callum Wilson

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